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Granted the pressures the US exerts on governments for the extradition of Snowden, it is clear that in this world, there's only one law that applies, the law of the US government.

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A basic question -- to be asked always -- is whether the ends justify the means. Does the goal of getting information to (ostensibly) prevent a possible terrorist act, justify abducting people off the street? More than that, going into another sovereign nation and abducting them.

Once the web of evil is spun, it's hard for other people and other nations not to get drawn into it.

It would be illuminating to know more about the role of the Italian military agency SISMI. Did the people within SISMI cooperate with the United States without the OK of their own government? Apparently so:

"On February 12, 2013, the Court of Appeal in Milano sentenced former SISMI director NIcolo Pollari, and his deputy director, Marco Mancini..to up to 10 years in jail."

Lady claims he was "just following orders." (The line has a familiar ring to it?)

I guess the highest levels of the Italian government -- representing the people of Italy -- had the choice to disregard their own laws and chose instead to try to uphold them. This appears to be the dilemma thrust upon nations by the United States, in the often ambiguous and opaque "war on terror." (I'm an American.) And since there is no conceivable end to that war, there really is no end to justify the means but only endless ends, and the machinery of law-breaking churns on.

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Don't they know that U.S. government employees are above the law of other countries and quite often the United States as well? Its not that hard to figure out, is it?

In Italy people know perfectly it (e.g. Massacre of Cermis, it was really painful for us), I guess our government must only pretend it can get something, to give us the lillusion we are on an equal footing with our American ally.

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Yet the U.S. exerts considerably political and economic pressure on any nation that does precisely the same thing with Snowden. Ah, I love the stench of hypocrisy in the morning.

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" Yet the U.S. exerts considerable political and economic pressure on any nation that does precisely the same thing with Snowden. Ah, I love the stench of hypocrisy in the morning."

Smells like....tyranny.

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Italy can suck it.

We know the USA do whatever they want, don't worry. It's not necessary being so vulgar.

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"Italy's Justice Minister Anna Maria Cancellieri said Friday that she was 'deeply disappointed' by Panama's apparent refusal to extradite a former United States CIA station chief in Milan, Italian media reported."

The headline should not be "Italy 'deeply disappointed' over CIA Lady affair," but "Italy's Justice Minister 'deeply disappointed' over CIA Lady affair."

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Italy can suck it.

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Don't they know that U.S. government employees are above the law of other countries and quite often the United States as well? Its not that hard to figure out, is it?

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